An exhibition will accompany this year’s Regional Committee in Foyer C (adjacent to the main plenary meeting room and including part of the grand ballroom terrace). The exhibition will showcase an exciting series of examples of digital health and behavioural and cultural insights offered by Non-State Actors, Member States and WHO technical units in an open and informal setting. The exhibition will also allow for display of video, posters, presentations and discussion on a range of key public health topics. All delegates are encouraged to visit the exhibition anytime throughout the Regional Committee.
The exhibition consists of the following areas:
Flagship exhibition booths - showcasing different country examples and work by our partners (see description of exhibitors below)
A speakers’ corner – a mini-theatre hosting lightning talks of 8-minutes by Non-State Actors (NSAs), Member States, Collaborating Centres and WHO health technical programmes. These talks will take place during breaks in the official programme. You can find the timetable of speakers here
A Rapid Response Mobile Laboratory – located outside on the grand ballroom terrace showcases how WHO/Europe and the Global Outbreak alert and Response Network (GOARN) provide joint support to Member States through swift, concrete response actions in mitigating outbreaks.
FINLAND: Active independent aging with digitalization
Smart Care and Ageing at Home in Finland: towards national coordination of technology supporting living at home. How technology can support older persons to live at their homes in a safe manner that supports healthy ageing and wellbeing.
SWEDEN: Digital Health by Sweden – a WHO Demo Platform
At WHO RC72 exhibition you will learn about how Sweden is supporting the WHO European as a Demonstration Platform on Digital Health. WHO will invite selected member states to visit the Demonstration Platform for inspirational purposes over the coming years. Region Västerbotten in Sweden has been selected by WHO Region Europe as one example of good practice of successful co-creation between public institutions and the private sector. The result ensures access to health care in rural settings by developing, testing and implementing patient centric digital distance spanning system solutions, which strengthen primary care and contribute to universal health coverage.
Meet with Dr Göran Larsson, Head of Research and development in Region Västerbotten and Mr Anderas Lundqvist Head of Centre for Rural Medicine (GMC) in Region Västerbotten. Speak with Business Sweden and learn how Sweden can be an international digitalization partner.
Business Sweden is part of Team Sweden, a unified approach and team of public authorities, government agencies and state-owned companies. We facilitate innovation platforms & initiatives jointly with the public and private sectors in Sweden and international partners. Business Sweden is the implementing partner of WHO Region Europe for the Swedish Digital Health Demo Platform.
The Apollo application Governmental
Hospitals Division, Ministry of Health
The Apollo application accompanies the patient and his family members, from the moment they are admitted to the ward until discharge. The system provides a communication mechanism that allows the patient and family members to ask questions and a representative of the department answers via a dedicated web portal. The Apollo mobile app empowers the patient and their companions within the hospitalization journey while also taking the burden off the medical staff.
Wound Management, Maccabi Healthcare Services
An innovative app for wound management which enables digital wound measuring, documentation and follow-up. After a year-long pilot, the organization enabled the use of the app for more than 800 nurses countrywide. Since the beginning of the project, around 23,000 assessments have been performed using the app, involving 5,630 patients. According to international research, using an accurate digital measuring method is associated with a higher quality of wound treatment, and shorter recovery periods.
ICHILOV IN TOUCH, Tel Aviv medical center
Oncological patient journey - Empowering the oncological patient through digital health. You will never forget the moment you received your cancer diagnosis!
We in the Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center created platforms tailored for the oncology patients’ journey – a digital multichannel that accompanies the patient from the diagnosis through the treatment process. Our focus is on maintaining continuous communication with your dedicated professional Oncology Division team while giving you all the information you need to feel confident in the decisions made with you. From the moment you approach our center you will be notified via SMS/WhatsApp on each step of the process including your upcoming meetings, a Q&A link, personalized treatment information and much more.
Innovative tools for care beyond boundaries, Clalit Health Services
Clalit Health Services will showcase notable innovative tools that support wide access to care beyond limitations of distance and professional boundaries.
Examples include - An all-in-one tool for remote physical examining of the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and body temperature (TytoCare), A Self-operated remote fetal ultrasound (Pulsenmore) enabling pregnant women to perform a home self-scan reviewed, in real-time or asynchronously, an Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder platform (APLIKESHEV) which unifies information from parents, teachers and Clalit with clinical decision support, and an award winning digital platform (C-PI) that allows Proactive Preventive interventions based on predictive modelling and state of the art guidelines, embedded in the GP workflow.
Women 4 Women - Sheba BEYOND,
Sheba Medical Center
As soon as COVID-19 started spreading in Israel, Sheba MC, made a rapid virtual transformation to allow telemedicine in inpatients as well as in outpatient clinics.
OB-GYN Beyond, Sheba’s virtual obstetrics and gynaecologydepartment has pioneered maternal-fetal telemedicine technologies, such as a device for remote fetal monitoring, remote fetal ultrasound and a telemedicine platform for ongoing monitoring and patient communication. A collaboration between OB-GYN Beyond and Project Rozana (a not-for profit organization aiming to build better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through healthcare) has developed a training and health delivery program for female Palestinian healthcare professionals, in order to establish a remote OB-GYN unit in the rural Hebron area that will be operated by Palestinian healthcare teams.